Trivia: Full Coast-to-Coast diagrams?

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  1. thenorthern

    thenorthern Established Member

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    There used to be a Hartlepool to Whitehaven, then Nunthorpe to Whitehaven and finally Newcastle to Whitehaven but I think those have all stopped now.
     
  2. Islandexpress

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    Porthmadog to Caernarfon?
     
  3. Andyjs247

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    I don’t think there’s any XC services to/from north of Newcastle that stop at Weston-Super-Mare. However Aberdeen/Edinburgh/ Berwick to Plymouth/Penzance all pass through Highbridge & Burnham (-on-Sea) which I would say qualifies as West Coast.

    A shorter coast to coast journey would be Ryde Pier Head to Shanklin
     
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    Services through the Channel Tunnel go from the south coast of England to the north coast of France...
     
  5. DanTrainMan185

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    None of the South Wales stations are on the coast.
     
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    I'm just old enough to remember this happening
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/john-gummer-turns-hull-into-a-seaside-resort-1439824.html

    So Hull is in fact officially on the coast - since 1994!
     
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  8. PaulLothian

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    Given that Inverness has a harbour, I reckon you reach the East coast there, on several services a day.
     
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    In Central days following privatisation there was a through service from Aberystwyth to Grimsby
     
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    Swansea surely? It's not the station that has to be on the coast but the town.

    So we have: Atlantic Ocean to North Sea; North Sea to Channel; Celtic Sea to Channel; Irish Sea to Celtic Sea.

    The closest to North Sea - Irish Sea we have is Hull - Liverpool.
     
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    North Berwick to Ayr
     
  12. Dr Hoo

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    The Campbelltown and Machrihanish Light Railway surely epitomised an ‘East Coast to West Coast’ philosophy? Sadly no longer with us.
     
  13. IanM

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    Douglas to Port Erin on the Isle of Man railway. Steam operated from east to west coasts in about an hour.
     
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    Scarborough to Liverpool gets you closer.
     
  15. cuccir

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    Oh of course yes!
     
  16. kieron

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    I thought about that, then I started worrying about whether the Moray Firth might resemble a river there with all the water which flows into it. Nairn just seemed safer, once I'd checked how far the trains from Kyle go.
    I haven't seen it myself, but apparently there's also a beach in Llanelli by the north dock. It's supposed to look a bit like this.
     
  17. JJKiller

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    What about the XC Southampton Central to Newcastle?
     
  18. cuccir

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    It's a bit iffy to describe Newcastle as coastal really, although the Tyneside connurbation does have coast so it depends what you consider the destination of the service.
     
  19. Ken H

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    River Tyne is tidal up to Wylam.
     
  20. TrainTube

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    It's the longest TRAIN service in the uk let alone coast to coast!
     
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    In the mid-late 90s there used to be Blackpool North - Scarborough which was properly Irish Sea - North Sea. It was then truncated to Blackpool North - York.
     
  22. xotGD

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    A tidal river does not equate to being on the coast.
     
  23. alexl92

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    Funny you should bring this up - it’s one of the very few places mentioned on here that I (OP) have visited! I can vouch that there is indeed that beach there, and it’s nice!
     

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